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Author(s): Pascal Plisson et Bertrand Loyer

Director(s): Pascal Plisson

Year: 2000

Producer(s): Saint Thomas Productions, Canal+

Running time: 52 mn

Format: Digital Betacam, super 16 mm

Distributor(s): Saint Thomas Productions

Awards:
International Wildlife Film Festival
Missoula, Montana USA - 1999
Best Documentary Finalist

6th Sichuan TV festival
China - 2001
Jury Special Award

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As soon as a wild beast dies, lions will feed on its carcass for a week or more. Soon after, other scavengers will come for their share: vultures, marabou storks, and hyenas will all come to feed.

As soon as a wild beast dies, lions will feed on its carcass for a week or more. Soon after, other scavengers will come for their share: vultures, marabou storks, and hyenas will all come to feed.


Over a period of five months, using the latest techniques of macro and aerial photography, this film will follow the life and death of wild beasts, to reveal the world of the scavengers in the plains of Tanzania and Kenya.


This extraordinary film features the largest wildebeest migration of the XXst century: a drought following an extreme El nino pushed all the beasts toward the green plains of Kenya. Some very unique material has been gathered during this epic shoot; like the unforgetable footage of hippos removing wilderbeest carcasses from the Mara riverís oxbows or several young zebras caught in the dangerous river flow.